Payments to Foster Parents

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Dear Oxfordshire County Council,

FIRST. Please can you quantify your Council's expenditure during the financial year 2010-2011 on EACH of the following items. Please include Payments made via Agencies, as well as Payments made direct, but do NOT include Agency Fees'

1. Foster Child Maintenance, Holiday, Birthday, Christmas, Initial Clothing, School Uniform, Education/Activities, Disability, Cultural, Dietary, Life Story Book, Hospital Gift, Additional Heating, Exceptional Wear and Tear, and all other Allowances paid by your particular Council

2. Foster Parent and Supported Lodging Provider Fees, (various aliases), Enhancements, Bonuses, Disturbance Allowances and all other Allowances paid by your particular Council.

3. Grants to Foster Parents and Supported Lodging Providers for Furniture, Equipment, House Extensions, Bigger Cars, etc.

4. Foster Parent and Supported Lodging Provider Expenses, eg, Mileage, Public Transport Fares, Babysitters, Education Course/Exam Fees, Telephone Costs, Computer, Software and Internet Costs, Entertaining Foster Children's Family and Friends, Prospective Adoptive Parents etc.

(Above lists based on information received during a past survey)

SECOND. How many Foster Parent and Support Lodging Provider
households were involved?

THIRD. What percentage of their Incomes does your Council expect over 16 year old Foster Children to give Foster Parents and Supported Lodging Providers towards their Board and Lodge, when -

1. They are in receipt of Job Seeker's Allowance

2. They are in paid employment.

FOURTH. At what age must Foster Children under your Council's jurisdiction take full financial responsibility for their own upkeep because the Care Order has expired and the Council no longer contributes to their Maintenance? 18? Or older?

Yours faithfully,

A Williams

CEF FOI, Oxfordshire County Council

Our reference: 3218 FOI
 
Dear Ms Williams
 
Thank you for your request of 07/07/2011 in which you asked for
information about Payments to Foster Parents

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Yours sincerely,

Amy Collins
Administrative Officer (Specialist)

Information Management & Business Support
Commissioning, Performance & Quality Assurance
Children, Education & Families Directorate
Oxfordshire County Council

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New Road
Oxford
OX1 1ND

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CEF FOI, Oxfordshire County Council

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Our reference: 3218 FOI

Dear Ms Williams
 
Thank you for your request of 07/07/2011 in which you asked for
information about information about Payments to Foster Parents

The information requested is detailed below:

1. Foster Child Maintenance, Holiday, Birthday, Christmas, Initial
Clothing, School Uniform, Education/Activities, Disability, Cultural,
Dietary, Life Story Book, Hospital Gift, Additional Heating,
Exceptional Wear and Tear, and all other Allowances paid by your
particular Council

Please find attached the allowance leaflet which describes our payments
system.
<<Foster_Care_Allowance_Booklet_2010-2011.pdf>>
Please also see total payments made to in house foster carers and agency
foster carers during 2010-11
<<Appendix 1.xls>>

2. Foster Parent and Supported Lodging Provider Fees, (various
aliases), Enhancements, Bonuses, Disturbance Allowances and all other
Allowances paid by your particular Council

Please see appendix 1 for this information

3. Grants to Foster Parents and Supported Lodging Providers for
Furniture, Equipment, House Extensions, Bigger Cars, etc.

Please see attached document on loans policies
<<Executive Report for Foster Carers Loan.pdf>>

Please see appendix 1 for amounts paid

4. Foster Parent and Supported Lodging Provider Expenses, eg,
Mileage, Public Transport Fares, Babysitters, Education Course/Exam Fees,
Telephone Costs, Computer, Software and Internet Costs, Entertaining
Foster Children's Family and Friends, Prospective Adoptive Parents etc.

(Above lists based on information received during a past survey)

Please see appendix 1

SECOND. How many Foster Parent and Support Lodging Provider households
were involved?

Please see appendix 1

THIRD. What percentage of their Incomes does your Council expect over 16
year old Foster Children to give Foster Parents and Supported Lodging
Providers towards their Board and Lodge, when -

1. They are in receipt of Job Seeker's Allowance

16- 18 yr old care leavers can not get job seekers allowances. They are
totally dependent on council's funds

2. They are in paid employment.

We are in the process of piloting a scheme for those in work and in
foster care but currently excess income is put into savings.

Please see attached financial and higher education policy for children
in and leaving care

<<Higher Education policy July 2009 update June 2011.pdf>> <<Financial
Policy for 2010-11 LC.pdf>>

FOURTH. At what age must Foster Children under your Council's jurisdiction
take full financial responsibility for their own upkeep because the Care
Order has expired and the Council no longer contributes to their
Maintenance? 18? Or older?

Please see financial policy and HE policy attached

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Yours sincerely

Amy Collins
Administrative Officer (Specialist)

Information Management & Business Support
Commissioning, Performance & Quality Assurance
Children, Education & Families Directorate
Oxfordshire County Council

3rd Floor, County Hall
New Road
Oxford
OX1 1ND

Tel: (01865) 815457

Fax: 01865 783374

Amy Collins
Administrative Officer (Specialist)

Information Management & Business Support
Commissioning, Performance & Quality Assurance
Children, Education & Families Directorate
Oxfordshire County Council

3rd Floor, County Hall
New Road
Oxford
OX1 1ND

Tel: (01865) 815457

Fax: 01865 783374

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Dear CEF FOI,

Payments to In house-Foster Parents comprose TWO main elements;-

1. Foster Child Maintenance amd other allowances

2. Foster Parent FEES, (various aliases).

Total Expenditure on In House Carers £3,615,649.13.

If this figure includes BOTH elements - would you please subdividie it. I originally asked for each piece of information SEPARATELY.

If it DOESN'T include BOTH elements, would you please provide the missing information.

Yours sincerely,

A Williams, (BA)

CEF FOI, Oxfordshire County Council

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Dear Ms Williams

Please find attached a table breaking down the payments to In house-Foster Parents.

Yours Sincerely

Amy Collins

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